Holy Spirit Episcopal Church is committed to reaching out in service to our neighbors and friends in the community:
EPISCOPAL CHURCH WOMEN (ECW)
Our church is blessed with many active women who make up our Episcopal Church Women (ECW) group. The purpose of the National Episcopal Church Women is to empower the women of The Episcopal Church to carry out Christ’s work throughout the world.
Our own ECW group functions as a social group and service organization supporting parish life and the community. Holy Spirit’s ECW hosts two major fundraising projects annually, a Second Best Sale in August and Christmas Delites & Cookie Walk in November. Money raised funds church kitchen supplies and building improvements, as well as our group’s financial support of the Explore & Soar Reading Club, other local non-profit organizations, and sponsorship of a child through Children International. The ECW also helps pay for parish children to attend the Diocese’s Episcopal Youth Camp. ECW members give their time by serving funeral lunches, providing support for weddings, baptisms and funerals, and volunteering in a variety of necessary tasks. Holy Spirit’s ECW supports the Diocesan ECW, both financially and by providing at least one Diocesan board member.
ECW meetings are open always to all women in the church. Welcome!
For a number of years our parishioners have planted and maintained a vegetable garden on the church property. Vegetables harvested from the garden are donated to the community through our Food Pantry.
Our congregation has “adopted” a road in our neighborhood: a one-mile stretch of Pine Island Drive running south from Post Drive to Hayes Road. Volunteers pick up trash and debris 3 times a year, in April, July and September; see the calendar on the Calendar of Events page for exact dates.
LITTLE FREE LIBRARY
Our newest outreach program is a Little Free Library, a “take a book, return a book” free book exchange. Our church maintains the library, which is stocked with books for all ages; the library itself was built and donated by Kent District Library and Comstock Park Rotary Club. Please visit!